Shall We Sing A Song For You is a Sheffield based screen printing company who create football themed T shirts and prints. Their designs are eye catching and bold, featuring popular football chants from a vast array of clubs and leagues. Some classics include Chelsea’s ‘His Name is John Terry’, Manchester United’s ‘Take Me Home United Road’, Sheffield United’s ‘Greasy Chip Butty’ and Sheffield Wednesday’s ‘We Are Wednesday’, to name but a few.
All designs are hand printed from their studio in Sheffield, so indulge your inner football fan and support a local artist. They even take requests so if you have any chant suggestions or can’t find your team, get in touch and sing them a song.
Since childhood, Alison Moore has had an obsession with making and creating in a variety of media. Art has been a constant hobby, and sometime job, for as far back as she can remember. After studying Art at school, she went on to become a graduate of Law and American Studies from Keele University before moving to San Antonio, Texas, in 2002 where she gained a post-graduate qualification in Elementary Education. She continues to work as a Primary School teacher and tutor, bringing art and creativity into the classroom. Alison began designing and making for the public in 2009, after returning from America in 2008. She enjoys working with tactile media; her current project being ‘Kitsch and Stitch‘, a range of accessories made with beautiful cotton fabrics. The designer’s inspiration comes from a variety of places, from her surroundings on the edge of the Peak District National Park and memories of the six years she lived in South Texas, to old prints and ceramics. Alison’s aim, is to provide people with new products that will become treasured vintage items of the future.
Kathryn Sillince studied Contemporary Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University, and then Product Design at the world-famous London College of Fashion- Cordwainers, and during her time in London gained much varied experience working alongside well known and established designers as a design assistant. Kathryn, under the name of Magpie Accessories, designs and handcrafts unique high-end ethical accessories for women and men, and is very passionate about the benefits and beauty of eco-design. She only uses ethically tanned chrome-free, sustainable leather, organic fair trade cotton and water based printing techniques. Ranges comprise of large weekender totes and unisex messenger bags to small clutch purses and washbags. Each is unique due to their handmade nature. Magpie Accessories is a member of the Ethical Junction and the Federation of Small Business.
Welcome to the world of Mr.PS with lovely cups of tea, coffee, cute cupcakes, and goodness galore! Mr.PS products are designed and screenprinted by hand by Megan Price in sunny Manchester. Megan was led by her passion for print to set up Mr.PS to create an enticing range of merchandise using bright colours and classic graphics based on adventures at home and abroad. Design inspiration comes from vintage signage, eating and drinking, and the great British seaside; using imagery from photos taken whilst out-and-about and delightful line drawings.
Our upcoming Summer Craft Fair will mark 3 wonderful years of Craft Candy. We have enjoyed delighting the people of Sheffield with our workshops and amazing contemporary Craft Fairs but as our group is run by a very small group of overworked volunteers, we’ve decided it’s time to bring the group to a close after that event.
Come and say a fond farewell to us at our Summer Fair on the 17th July, Millennium Gallery. You can get a small glimpse of the incredible stall holders we have booked in for our farewell event here on the blog, just watch out for the Stall holder Showcase.
The Craft Candy Team xx
It was the closing date for the Craft Candy summer fair on Sunday, closely followed by the fair application choosing meeting on Monday night. It’s always a really hard decision to make and takes quite a long time to go through all the applications, it took 6 of us 4 hours to choose this time and we want to say a huge thank to everyone who applied. We’re just sorry to disappoint those of you who weren’t given a stall.
We’ll start announcing the makers who will be joining us at the fair soon, it’s 8 weeks to the event so we’ll make sure we fit in all 35 makers before then.
Do you get bored of the same shopping on a Saturday in Sheffield? Are you looking for a unique handmade gift or are you just addicted to craft? I can’t resist any craft fair within a 20 mile radius and I certainly wont be missing the Craft Candy mini fair tomorrow.
Bungalows and Bears is a great venue, with great music, great food and now great handmade craft. The fair is on from 1-5pm, entry is free and with the weather forecast for tomorrow afternoon looking nice and sunny it should be a great afternoon for a fair.
See you there
Our poor neglected blog, how we’ve missed you! Do you ever find yourself pulled in so many directions that something has to give? Well unfortunately that has been our blog of late, our three resident bloggers (Janine, Sarah and Kay) are Craft Candy volunteers, makers running their own business and all have ‘day jobs’ and our poor blog has suffered. We’re all determined to change that though and get this lovely blog back to it’s former glory.
So what has Craft Candy been up to? What haven’t we been up to should be the question!
- We’ve launched the new subscriber scheme which now has over 120 subscribers
- We put on another wonderful main fair at the Millennium which was attended by over 2000 lovely folk
- We’ve also been super busy with our re-brand and of course the monthly Mini fairs
We’re now busy advertising our Summer Fair, applications are now open but there are only 7 days until the deadline so get your application in quick if you’re thinking of applying.